IPL 2013: DD vs RCB Live Score - IPL 6 Match 57 Delhi v Bangalore
Delhi Daredevils will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Friday. It is the 57th match of IPL 2013 and the second meeting for the teams.
An unexpected reverse in Mohali has left RCB jittery as the race for the playoffs hots up. Thus, the game against Delhi Daredevils here on Friday becomes critical for RCB.
The Daredevils, though, will hope to catch the RCB on the hop in their bid to try to save some face in this competition. But the Mahela Jayawardene-led side will once again need to be beware of that man -- Gayle.
The West Indian opener was simply devastating at the Kotla last year, scoring a 62-ball 128 with 13 sixes against an impressive Daredevils attack. But is there an over-reliance on one man when it comes to the Royal Challengers?
RCB's six wins out of the seven this season have come at home which indicates they have been travelling poorly. They need to correct the imbalance as a win over Daredevils will give them necessary breathing space.
The Daredevils, who are out of the race, can only upset the applecart of other teams. After two impressive wins in Raipur, the Daredevils were back to their losing ways after a dismal loss to Sunrisers when they were bundled out for just 80. Kartik, however, said, "We are aware of the threat that a wounded tiger poses. It's not right to take any team lightly."
The home team might have disappointed the Delhiites so far but a packed Friday night crowd will hope to witness another 'Gayle Storm'.
Delhi Daredevils DPMD Jayawardene (captain), MC Juneja, AB Agarkar, GH Bodi, J Botha, UBT Chand, RH Dias, CM Gautam, KM Jadhav (wk), S Kaul, BMAJ Mendis, M Morkel, S Nadeem, Y Nagar, SS Nayak, P Negi, A Nehra, NV Ojha (wk), IK Pathan, BJ Rohrer, AD Russell, V Sehwag, AS Singhvi, RE van der Merwe, Y Venugopal Rao, DA Warner, UT Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore V Kohli (captain), MA Agarwal, KP Appanna, S Aravind, KB Arun Karthik (wk), CD Barnwell, DT Christian, AB de Villiers (wk), TM Dilshan, CH Gayle, MC Henriques, SP Jackson, M Kartik, Z Khan, AB McDonald, A Mithun, A Mukund, M Muralitharan, KK Nair, Pankaj Singh, P Parameswaran, HV Patel, CA Pujara, KL Rahul, R Rampaul, S Sandeep Warrier, RP Singh, S Sohal, J Syed Mohammad, SS Tiwary, JD Unadkat, DL Vettori, R Vinay Kumar, VH Zol
Friday May 10, 2013 (day/night)
Start time 20:00 local (1430 GMT)